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Mizuho Shinkansen (JR Kyushu Shinkansen)

Mizuho Shinkansen (JR Kyushu Shinkansen)

tipsThe Mizuho is a limited-stop Shinkansen service which has been operating between Shin-Osaka and Kagoshima-Chuo since 12 March 2011. The Mizuho is not covered by the Main Japan Rail pass, however, you can travel on the Sakura Shinkansen (a few more stops than Mizuho) instead.

If you hold a regional pass (JR West Rail Pass, JR Kyushu Pass or JR Sanyo-Shikoku-Kyushu pass), you are allowed to take the Mizuho within your pass valid area without having to pay extra.